Our co-tenants gagged me with cloth, took turns to rape me, teenager cries out (Vanguard)
A 16-year-old girl who was ganged raped by two of their co-tenants has revealed that she was at home with her younger siblings at Efunye village via Owode when the two suspects, who are living in the same house with them broke into her parent’s apartment at about 2:00 am and dragged her into Anthony’s room.
According to the victim, the duo “Anthony John and Jimoh Idowu knew that her parents had travelled and they capitalized on that to forcefully break into their room, using a cloth to cover her mouth after which they took her to Anthony’s room where they took turns to have carnal knowledge of her”
The suspects, Anthony John and Jimoh Idowu were arrested on the 25th of February 2021 following a complaint lodged at owode-Egba divisional headquarters by the victim, who reported the incident.
Sequel to the report, the DPO Owode-egba division, Csp Ediae Mathew quickly dispatched his detectives to the scene where the two suspects were promptly apprehended. On interrogation, the two suspects confessed to the commission of the crime without any sense of remorse. Read more
Lagos police arrest 3 kidnappers in Mushin (Punch)
Lagos State Police have arrested three kidnappers and seven others in the Mushin area of the state.
In a statement on Monday, the police also said it impounded 29 motorcycles in the state during the weekend.
The statement added, “The three kingpins and the seven suspects whose identity are still being kept under wraps as a result of continuing investigation were picked up in separate locations in Mushin on Saturday evening. Read more
Lagos East: Court dismisses PDP’s suit against Senator Abiru (Nation)
A Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)’s suit seeking to disqualify Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East Senatorial District.
Justice Chuka Obiozor, in a five-hour judgment, upheld the argument canvassed by Abiru’s lawyer, Mr Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, that the PDP’s case was statute barred.
The judge also disagreed with the PDP’s argument made through its counsel Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa SAN, that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot transfer a voter’s registration details.
Abiru won the last December 5 senatorial bye-election by a landslide, polling 89,204 votes against the PDP’s Ademola Gbadamosi, who polled 11,257 votes. Read more
Ogun residents displaced by herdsmen’s attacks flood Benin Republic refugee camp (Punch)
There is no respite for residents of Yewaland in Ogun State as rampaging nomadic Fulani herdsmen continue to maul them on their home soil. Consequently, many of the residents have fled to neighbouring Pobe in Benin Republic.
The number of Yewa villagers taking refuge at a makeshift Internally Displaced Persons camp located at Pobe in Benin Republic continues to increase day after day as Fulani herdsmen unleash fresh terror on residents of Yewaland.
Some villagers in villages in Yewaland such as Oha, Asa, Igbooro, Ibeku, Moro, Agbon-Ojodu among others have since fled their homes in Ogun State as the atrocious acts of the marauding herdsmen grew.
The PUNCH gathered that Benin Republic became an option for the fleeing villagers because of its proximity. Read more
FG launches electronic registration platform for COVID-19 vaccination (Nation)
The federal government Monday launched the electronic registration platform to enable eligible Nigerians get vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The T.E.A.C.H strategy, which combines indigenous (traditional) approaches with modern technologically enabled systems of vaccination, will leverage experiences gained during the polio immunization programmes.
Recall that Nigeria is set to receive its first batch of 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, according to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
The Executive Director/CEO of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, during the official launch of the T.E.A.C.H strategy for covid-19 vaccination of eligible Nigerians and Electronic Management of Immunization Data (EMID) in Abuja, emphasised that the vaccination process will be in four phases; frontline health workers being the priority group of eligible populations to receive the first doses of vaccines arriving the country. Read more
Aregbesola inaugurates 105 rooms hotel for correctional service (Guardian)
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has inaugurated a 105-room hotel, an investment of the Correctional Service Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society (COCOS) of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Abuja on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hotel is located at the NCoS Headquarters premises, Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja.
Aregbesola at the inauguration said that the facility was a product of strategic thinking and efficiency on the part of the leadership of the correctional service. Read more
Okonjo-Iweala accepts apology from Swiss newspaper over ‘grandmother’ remarks (Punch)
The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.
“It is important & timely that they’ve apologised,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a tweet.
The development economist took over as the new WTO chief on Monday after a long, high-powered career serving as minister of finance and foreign affairs in her native Nigeria and 25 years at the World Bank. Read more
Police nab 3 youths linked to kidnap of two men (Nation)
The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Police on Monday arrested three youths over the kidnap of two men.
The police said Monday that the three suspects are among five kidnappers reasonably believed to have abducted two men in the Gombi local government area (LGA) sometime back.
The police spokesman in the state, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said in a statement he passed to newsmen that the three suspects were apprehended on Saturday.
According to him, investigations since then have established that the three, working with the other two still at large, kidnapped Ali Ahmadu and Alhaji Guruza of Antasa and Balhona villages in the Gombi LGA in November last year. Read more
Abuja Airport Rated Best In Africa (DailyTrust)
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has earned the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award for Best Airport by Size and Region (5 to 15 million passengers per year in Africa) by the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa.
The other category winners include Best African Airport under 2 million passengers per year which was won by Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kenya.
The Best African Airport 2 to 5 million passengers per year went to Kotoka International Airport, Kotoka, Accra, Ghana and the African Airport with Best Hygiene Measures was won by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.
The award letter was sent to the respective winners in the different categories on Tuesday. Read more
Jennifer Lopez shares sexy swimsuit selfie on Instagram (PageSix)
Jennifer Lopez is always bikini-ready.
The superstar, 51, once again showed off her stunning physique in a super high-cut white bathing suit from Heart of Sun ($180) on Instagram over the weekend.
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“#SelfcareSunday,” she captioned the steamy selfie from the Dominican Republic, where she’s currently filming the upcoming comedy, “Shotgun Wedding.”
“Treasury house of hotness and beauty,” one person commented. “Wow baby. JGLOW,” another said.
A third commented, “You have discovered the fountain of youth. When will you share it with the rest of us?” Read more
Sarkozy: Former French president sentenced to jail for corruption (BBC)
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and two former associates have been sentenced to three years in jail – two of them suspended – for corruption.
Sarkozy, 66, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate, Gilbert Azibert, by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party.
Sarkozy’s ex-lawyer Thierry Herzog and Azibert got the same sentence.
Sarkozy can serve the term at home. Read more
Chadwick Boseman’s widow accepts 2021 Golden Globes award on his behalf (PageSix)
Chadwick Boseman’s widow emotionally accepted an award at the 2021 Golden Globes on his behalf.
Boseman, who lost his battle with colon cancer last summer, was posthumously honored with the award for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Taylor Simone Ledward, who secretly married Boseman less than a year before his passing, tearfully said during Sunday’s ceremony, “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”
Taylor Simone Ledward tearfully accepted a Golden Globe on behalf of her late husband, Chadwick Boseman.
She then said that the “Black Panther” star, who was 43 years old at the time of his death, “would thank his incredible team” and everyone involved in the film, before she broke down in tears. Read more
Man shares ‘shady’ iPhone trick for listening to people in another room using AirPods (Metro)
It’s possible to use your iPhone as a descreet snooping device if you’ve got a pair of wireless AirPods. The trick was shared on TikTok by user @brycenor who was answering the question: ‘what’s a piece of information that feels like it’s illegal to know?’. In the video, he explains: ‘I don’t feel like it should be illegal, but it’s shady.’ It involves using the iPhone’s accessibility settings to turn the phone into a spying device. Read more
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court facing new charges (DW)
Myanmar’s former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in a post-military coup hearing, facing two new charges. A video feed seen by a lawyer appeared to show her looking healthy.
Suu Kyi appeared in the video from court on Monday looking healthy but facing new charges from the military junta.
The appearance came after the bloodiest day so far since the military staged its coup last month.
What charges is Suu Kyi facing?
One of the latest charges was over the publication of information that may “cause fear or alarm.” The other was under a telecommunications law requiring licenses for equipment, her lawyer said.
The 75-year-old is facing various charges about which the international community has expressed widespread skepticism. Read more
Iran ‘strongly rejects’ Israeli accusation it attacked ship (AlJazeera)
Iran’s foreign ministry has “strongly rejected” Israel’s claim that it was responsible for last week’s blast on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the accusation in an interview that aired on Monday with Israeli public broadcaster Kan – but offered no evidence for his claim.
The MV Helios Ray, a vehicle-carrier ship, was hit overnight on Friday by a blast above the waterline that a US official said ripped holes in both sides of its hull. The vessel docked at Dubai’s port for repairs on Sunday. It remains unclear what caused the blast.
Iran’s foreign ministry said Netanyahu’s recent remarks stem from his “obsessive” behaviour towards the country. Read more
National Principals Cup back to stay, declares Dare (Nation)
The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, at the weekend declared that the revived National Principals Cup has come to stay this time to boost the development of football in Nigeria.
The competition is a developmental grassroots event for all secondary schools in the country.
Dare was speaking at the kick-off ceremony of the Principals Cup at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. The minister said: “I am so elated that a competition like this which engages our youths and prepares them for the future is back. Read more
African players in Europe: Ivorians Pepe, Kessie sparkle (Vanguard)
Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe delivered one of the best performances of his difficult spell with Arsenal as he scored in a 3-1 Premier League victory over Leicester City at the weekend.
He has struggled to make an impact since signing from Lille for £72 million in 2019, but Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has kept faith, even after his needless red card against Leeds this term.
Another impressive Ivorian was AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, whose goal in a 2-1 win at Roma was his eighth of the campaign, overtaking his previous best tally for a Serie A season.
Here, AFP Sport rounds up the performances of African stars in the major European leagues: Read more
Barcelona: Catalan police make several arrests over financial issues at Spanish club (BBC)
Reporters were gathered outside Barcelona’s offices as they were searched by police on Monday
Catalan police say they have made several arrests after searching the offices of Spanish side Barcelona.
The number of arrests made and the identity of those involved have not yet been confirmed.
The police operation was conducted on Monday after an investigation into financial issues at Barcelona. Read more
Forensic experts suggest Tiger Woods may have fallen asleep at the wheel (NYPost)
Tiger Woods appeared to not be paying attention in the moments before his devastating crash – and may have fallen asleep at the wheel of the luxury SUV he was driving, according to a report citing forensic car accident experts.
The 45-year-old links legend was driving a 2021 Genesis GV80 alone when he veered across the median on Hawthorne Boulevard in Rancho Palos Verdes, went off the road and struck a tree — causing the car to roll over.
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Woods broke several bones in his lower right leg, which indicates he was applying the brake at the time of impact, experts told USA Today, adding that the evidence indicates he braked late into the collision sequence.
“To me, this is like a classic case of falling asleep behind the wheel, because the road curves and his vehicle goes straight,” Jonathan Cherney, a consultant who serves as an expert witness in court cases, told the news outlet. Read more
Mikel Arteta praises ‘game-changer’ Willian and names 3 players who stepped up in Arsenal’s win over Leicester City (Metro)
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has praised Willian for overcoming a difficult period in his career and feels the Brazilian along with three more senior players really stepped up against Leicester City. Fresh from progressing to the last 16 of the Europa League in midweek, the Gunners faced a difficult trip to the King Power Stadium and found themselves behind early on after a strike from Youri Tielemans. But they rallied quickly and went into half-time with the lead; David Luiz levelled the scores, nodding home a cross from Willian, and then Alexandre Lacazette netted from the penalty spot. Read more
Novak Djokovic equals Roger Federer’s world number one record (BBC)
Novak Djokovic has equalled Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks ranked as world number one.
The 33-year-old Serbian is guaranteed to break the mark next week.
Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam title and his ninth Australian Open crown in Melbourne last month.”After achieving the historic number one for the longest weeks at number one, it’s going to be a relief for me because I’m going to focus all my attention on slams mostly,” he said. Read more